Spry Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname for an active, brisk, or smart person. Although spry is not recorded in OED until the 18th century, it was probably in colloquial use in the West Country dialect and in Scots much earlier. The word is of obscure origin. The surname is found mainly in Devon, but there is also a modest concentration of bearers in northeastern England.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Spray, Sly, Jury, Vary, Bury, Spirk, Spiro, Serr, Sari, Sparby

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Spry Family Origin

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Spry Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1881, the most common Spry occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Spry's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spry family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Coal Miner and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spry.

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Spry Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Spry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Spry in 1946 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spry

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